Nathan Stark in Summer Festivals

Alumnus Nathan Stark performed as soloist with Opera in the Park2014 Summer Festival and on Songs of Love & War, and performed Zuniga – in Carmen, Silvano – in La Calisto, with the Cincinnati Opera this summer. Following his time in Cincinnati, he performed with the Bard Summerscape Festival. In April, Nate will work with the music department at the University of North Dakota. He’ll sing the title role in Ellijah by Felix Mendelssohn and coach young singers.

Tyler Alessi with Cincinnati Opera

Tyler AlessiAlumnus Tyler Alessi sang with the Cincinnati Opera in their production of Kevin Puts’ opera, Silent Night. This Pultizer-Prize winning opera retells the story of Christmas Eve, 1914, when both sides laid down their arms and celebrated together. The story was told in the 2005 French film, Joyeux Noël.

 

Photo credit: Dallas Padoven

Alicia Byer and Charlie Carlos Los Angeles Composers’ Collective premieres reviewed

Alumna Alicia Byer, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Composers Collective, had her string quartet Thoughts on Spring premiered on May 25 by the Fiato Quartet in Chintatown. The long-lived new music blog, Sequenze21 reviewed the concert, praising Alicia’s work as music that “artfully describes the yearly process of natural renewal”

Alumnus Charlie Carlos’s work, At the Warren, ”captures the energy and movement of rabbits in the wild. At times this piece turns smoothly pastoral and was reminiscent of early 20th century English music.” Charlie is Fundraising Director of the Los Angeles Composers Collective.

 

Ron Mitchell in Chicago

Alumnus Ron Mitchell will be singing with Bella Voce at the Harris Theater in April.

Bella Voce performs classic a cappella repertoire, early music of the Americas, and contemporary music from all over the world. In 2004 Bella Voce received the prestigious Alice Parker ASCAP Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming. The Harris Theater is in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago.